Death Race 2000 ★★★

Essentially an X-rated exploitation episode of Wacky Races that pulls off the trick of being extremely dumb as well as being a terrifically comedic satire on the nation's fixation on violence and obsession with sports and a wild speculation on the capitalism bubble bursting. In that sense, Death Race 2000 is kind of like the progenitor for films series like The Purge (2012 - 2013) and The Hunger Games (2012 - 2015).

Oh, and it features an early performance from Sylvester Stallone who likes to insult people by calling them "very large baked potatoes!"

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